ESQUELETO translates to skeleton, which symbolizes a framework providing support for life. Our business functions as both a platform for a growing community of independent artists, and a destination for mindful shoppers looking for pieces reflective of their own originality. Our shop is curated with integrity of design and longevity in mind. We hope that by moving away from a fast-fashion culture towards heirloom-quality objects we can help contribute to a larger ethos of sustainability. Mantra: buy less things, but better things.
In an effort to avoid greenwashing, we want to be straight up with our customers–we are a small business, which means all of our decisions must be weighed carefully in order to minimize our footprint, maximize our impact, and maintain profitability. Fortunately, the high value of precious metals and stones creates a natural incentive to repurpose and recycle materials. We enjoy working with heirloom stones and recycled metals when creating custom pieces, which gives new life to old jewelry and saves the Earth from being mined for raw, new materials.
We are always open to feedback and suggestions on ways to minimize our footprint and maximize our impact! Our hope on this Earth Day, and every day, is that our customers, suppliers, artists and friends can spark conversation, demand change, and work effectively towards a more sustainable future for all of us.